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The 15 Best Japanese Restaurants In Fresno

Updated: June 21, 2022

Looking for the best sushi or tonkatsu in Fresno? These are the top Japanese venues in town. This ultimate list of Japanese venues was created after analyzing top sites and reviews to bring you only the best. Indulge with chilled sake and delicious tempura at these fantastic Japanese gems in Fresno.

Find the perfect Japanese restaurant

Namikaze

Japanese, $$, Woodward ParkJapanese, $$Fresno, Woodward Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Fresno's top 4 Japanese spots

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

    3 top spots for ramen in Fresno

    Hoodline, 2019

Umi Sushi - Fresno

Japanese, $$, CentralJapanese, $$Fresno, Central
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Fresno's top 4 Japanese spots

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Sushi, soul and sope: Check out the 3 top spots in Downtown Fresno

    Hoodline, 2019

Sake Japanese Cuisine

Japanese, $$, WestJapanese, $$Fresno, West
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 5.0
  • Trip 101, 2020

    Top 10 Japanese Restaurants In Fresno, California

    Trip 101, 2020

Hino Oishi

Japanese, $$, HooverJapanese, $$Fresno, Hoover
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Here are Fresno's top 4 Japanese spots

    Hoodline, 2019
  • Hoodline, 2019

    Explore the 4 top spots in Fresno's Northeast Fresno neighborhood

    Hoodline, 2019

Shobu Japanese Cuisine

Japanese, $$, HooverJapanese, $$Fresno, Hoover
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.5

Brothers Ramen and Japanese Eatery

Japanese, $$, BullardJapanese, $$Fresno, Bullard
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Oka Japanese Restaurant & Sushi Bar

Japanese, $$, BullardJapanese, $$Fresno, Bullard
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0

Toshiko Ramen and Sushi Bar

Japanese, $$, CentralJapanese, $$Fresno, Central
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline, 2019

    First look: 3 new spots to score Asian eats in Fresno

    Hoodline, 2019

Banzai Japanese Bar & Kitchen

Japanese, $$, Fresno High RoedingJapanese, $$Fresno, Fresno High Roeding
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Sushi Day

Japanese, $$, Woodward ParkJapanese, $$Fresno, Woodward Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Tamari Robatayaki & Whisky Bar

Japanese, $$, BullardJapanese, $$Fresno, Bullard
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Sashimi Express

Japanese, $$, HooverJapanese, $$Fresno, Hoover
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

On a Roll Sushi

Japanese, $$, CentralJapanese, $$Fresno, Central
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0

Wassabi Off The Hook

Japanese, $$, BullardJapanese, $$Fresno, Bullard
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

Sakura Chaya Fresno

Japanese, $$, Woodward ParkJapanese, $$Fresno, Woodward Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5

What gets a restaurant into the top 10?

We know how time consuming it can be to find the best Japanese restaurants in Fresno. For these results, 823905 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 2478 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 141 lists and articles from Hoodline and others were carefully reviewed by boam. For example, we considered Hoodline - Explore the 4 top spots in Fresno's Northeast Fresno neighborhood, Hoodline - First look: 3 new spots to score Asian eats in Fresno and Hoodline - 3 top spots for ramen in Fresno as we sourced this ultimate list. Every option we show has been verified as open and offering key services when we recommend it, thanks to our real-time updates. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so enjoy the best food with no agenda. These ten options are sure to delight.

Most common questions

Sushiyaki, Sake Japanese Cuisine, and Ginza Gourmet Teriyaki House are the highest-rated Japanese restaurants for a quick lunch in Fresno.

Sushiyaki, Sake Japanese Cuisine, and Ginza Gourmet Teriyaki House are some of the highest-rated late-night Japanese spots in Fresno.

Sushiyaki, Sake Japanese Cuisine, and Ginza Gourmet Teriyaki House are the highest-rated Japanese restaurants for take-out in Fresno.

Sushiyaki, Sake Japanese Cuisine, and Ginza Gourmet Teriyaki House are the highest-rated Japanese restaurants that are good for groups in Fresno.

The highest-rated Japanese restaurants for delivery in Fresno are Shobu Japanese Cuisine, Namikaze, and Umi Sushi - Fresno.

Drink pairing tips

  • The perfect match for siu bao

    When ordering siu bao, experts suggest pairing it with a glass of Chardonnay, a popular white wine.

  • Pair wu tao go with Rose

    To elevate your wu tao go experience, we recommend some Rose to go with your dish. This pairing works especially well because this pink wine carries the flavours of the dish.

Did you know?

  • A big feat in 2016

    Would you believe it if someone told you Tamana Otawara Festival Executive Committee made a sushi roll in 2016 that was 9,332 feet 8 inches? Well it’s true, and it happened in Japan.

  • Think you love ramen

    At the World Ramen Noodle Eating Championship, Tim 'Eater X' Janus ate the most ramen in modern history, finishing no less than 11 pounds.

  • A killer pairing

    Did you know that green tea pairs perfectly with sushi? Don’t believe us? Try it for yourself!

Parking information

Parking in Fresno can be notoriously tough. To make the hunt for parking easier, we’ve partnered with a cutting-edge digital parking reservation system, Spothero, that enables you to book a spot in advance before you visit your chosen Japanese spot.

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